Most writers (aspiring and otherwise) on Twitter know about the pitch party opportunities, which occur several times a year. Yesterday was one such event called #DVPit.
Is my manuscript even pitchable at this point in time? Eh, not 100%, no. And so even considering participation in this event was foolish. That should’ve been my first clue.
But I tweeted anyway.
However, that’s not the part I did incorrectly.
It just so happens #DVPit is exclusively for marginalized writers, which I am not. I swear I read the rules for this thing. But not carefully enough. 😦 So after posting three different pitches throughout the morning and early afternoon, and reading more tweets about this event, I suddenly realized, Oops. I am a moron. You can find more info about #DVPit here, in case this does apply to you.
So I had to delete my tweets, which was pretty painful, considering I actually got 2 likes! Even so, that right there was the confidence boost I so desperately needed.
So, kids, the moral of this story is…don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and take chances, but make sure you read the fine print.